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Post by 34017 Ilfracombe on Thu Jun 11, 2009 7:48 am

Warm the teapot, and then 2.5 spoonfulls of loose tea.

Milk and Sugar in the Mug, and after the tea has brewed for a few minutes, then pour.

Not forgetting the dunking biscuits - absolutely lovely!

Teabags, no; not for me!
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Post by 35005CP on Thu Jun 11, 2009 9:06 am

How do I like my Tea? Only one way for me - Hot water on top of a tea bag and left to bring out the FULL FLAVOUR" with a little milk and left strong!! Can't stand the p**sy tea - Thats not a full flavour cuppa!!

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Post by 34017 Ilfracombe on Thu Jun 11, 2009 5:42 pm

A tea bag, thats like going to bed with your socks on. All the flavour is inside your sock?

I will make you a "proper cup of tea on Sunday" Laughing
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Re: How to make a can of tea!

Post by 33110 on Fri Jun 12, 2009 3:59 am

34017 Ilfracombe wrote:Warm the teapot, and then 2.5 spoonfulls of loose tea.

Milk and Sugar in the Mug, and after the tea has brewed for a few minutes, then pour.

You watched someone once then, did you?

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Post by 35005CP on Fri Jun 12, 2009 4:58 am

34017 Ilfracombe wrote:A tea bag, thats like going to bed with your socks on. All the flavour is inside your sock?

I will make you a "proper cup of tea on Sunday" Laughing

Tea Total springs to mind... Very Happy

I like a nice flavoursome cuppa! Otherwise you may just as well have a cup of warm milk!

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Post by 33110 on Fri Jun 12, 2009 5:29 am

There was once a driver, now retired from a certain depot in Kent (no, not that, now retired, driver, Admin)

He'd moan like hell if us young'uns (for it was that long ago) made the tea with teabags (or sweepings as he'd call them)

One day his mate (can't say who that was) was instructed to make the tea and duly did what he was told (for the mate was still young and minus grey hair, in those days)

Only thing is, said mate only had tea bags, not wishing another rollocking, he split the tea bags up and made the tea

Now retired driver eyed up the leaves in the tea and downed at least two mugs full, commenting "ah thats better, proper tea from you for a change, much better than those sweepings they put in those tea bags",

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Post by 35005CP on Fri Jun 12, 2009 8:12 am

33110 wrote:There was once a driver, now retired from a certain depot in Kent (no, not that, now retired, driver, Admin)

He'd moan like hell if us young'uns (for it was that long ago) made the tea with teabags (or sweepings as he'd call them)

One day his mate (can't say who that was) was instructed to make the tea and duly did what he was told (for the mate was still young and minus grey hair, in those days)

Only thing is, said mate only had tea bags, not wishing another rollocking, he split the tea bags up and made the tea

Now retired driver eyed up the leaves in the tea and downed at least two mugs full, commenting "ah thats better, proper tea from you for a change, much better than those sweepings they put in those tea bags",

I wasn't going to suggest anyone.... Cool
At least 34017 Ilfracombe knows how to make a decent cuppa! I think I have educated the Wife in making a better cup, so I don't think my learning curve on making a Proper Cuppa has gone to waste??

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Post by 34017 Ilfracombe on Fri Jun 12, 2009 5:31 pm

The art of making a good cup of tea, is not to purchase PGT; made with dust, and comes out as weak as anything. And you need 6 teabags per pot, to get anything decent.

This is the tea, that I purchase, and will travel miles for it

http://www.djmiles.co.uk/products/1kg-loose-tea-various-blends/286/
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Re: How to make a can of tea!

Post by 33110 on Fri Jun 12, 2009 10:31 pm

Ilfracombe

Don't remember you using that stuff at 74D?

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Post by 34017 Ilfracombe on Sat Jun 13, 2009 4:09 am

that was the tea that I used, as R.C the tcs, will tell you; and *windmills*

but there you are, some were busy eating doughnuts 33110
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Post by 33110 on Sat Jun 13, 2009 4:45 am

Ah! that'd be the stuff that we had to strain through our teeth, then!

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Post by 35005CP on Sat Jun 13, 2009 6:59 am

A good ole bag of tea leaves! now that does make a proper job out of what should be a proper cuppa!! Although it should be strained! I hate drinking the bottom of it afterwards! Leaves a bitterness taste afterwards and then you need another to wash it down with afterwards and it all just goes from there..... Laughing

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Post by 33110 on Sat Jun 13, 2009 7:08 pm

Admin, really!

"Proper Job"?

have you been spending time in Cornwall?

There was a driver at 74D who'd drink the tea, be it hot, cold, stewed....

When he came in the lobby his fist comment was always "anyone made 'er?"

As a new boy I once made the error of emptying the cold stewed remanents of my tea can out of the cab

This driver raged "if you fxxcking ever do that again, youngun, you'll fxxcking follow it"

The procedure was, we made the tea, we poured ourself a cup, we then gave him the can, it we wanted a second cup, we had to ask

A goup of us once made him a special can of tea in the lobby

We knew that he was coming in so, empty all of the old stewed tea from all of the can's into one, top up with hot water

In he walks

"anyone made 'er?"

"it's in the can mate"

after a couple of cups, he exclaimed what a lovely brew it was

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Post by 34017 Ilfracombe on Sun Jun 14, 2009 12:20 am

I can recall firing to Harry Pope, and we would depart from Wloo, with a down Bomo, with a full can of tea. Harry would still be drinking that *Stewed Tea* at Eastleigh. Courtesy of the Regulator Glands on a Bulleid.
Does anybody else remember the water softners that were put into the tenders, that had chemicals in them? Shocked
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Post by 34017 Ilfracombe on Sun Jun 14, 2009 12:22 am

33110 wrote:Admin, really!

"Proper Job"?

have you been spending time in Cornwall?

There was a driver at 74D who'd drink the tea, be it hot, cold, stewed....

When he came in the lobby his fist comment was always "anyone made 'er?"

As a new boy I once made the error of emptying the cold stewed remanents of my tea can out of the cab

This driver raged "if you fxxcking ever do that again, youngun, you'll fxxcking follow it"

The procedure was, we made the tea, we poured ourself a cup, we then gave him the can, it we wanted a second cup, we had to ask

A goup of us once made him a special can of tea in the lobby

We knew that he was coming in so, empty all of the old stewed tea from all of the can's into one, top up with hot water

In he walks

"anyone made 'er?"

"it's in the can mate"

after a couple of cups, he exclaimed what a lovely brew it was


Admin, to my knowledge has spent alot of time in Devon, with *real locals Very Happy
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Post by 35005CP on Sun Jun 14, 2009 5:33 am

I didn't think that water treatment was used back in the 60's?if so when was this introuduced?

As for spending time with locals in Devon - There were many a time that I spent time with the locals tasting the real ale!! Laughing

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Post by 35005CP on Mon Jun 15, 2009 6:59 am

I had a fantastic Cuppa Tea from a Forum member today! And I think he might just know who that is?? 34017 Ilfracombe! You ceetainly know how to let the tea stew! Just how it should be!! LOVELY!!! Very Happy

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Post by 34017 Ilfracombe on Mon Jun 15, 2009 10:11 pm

Admin wrote:I had a fantastic Cuppa Tea from a Forum member today! And I think he might just know who that is?? 34017 Ilfracombe! You ceetainly know how to let the tea stew! Just how it should be!! LOVELY!!! Very Happy


So not only did you maintain your knowledge of how to make a good cup of cha, and drinking it. You also maintained your knowledge of drinking Mods Ale Laughing
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Post by 35005CP on Mon Jun 15, 2009 11:29 pm

And what fantastic Ale it was too! Maybe you should start a new Thread on Ales? Laughing

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Post by 34017 Ilfracombe on Tue Jun 16, 2009 12:38 am

And how can I resist not doing that, its done! Laughing
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Post by 34070 Manston on Tue Jun 16, 2009 11:10 pm

Admin wrote:I didn't think that water treatment was used back in the 60's?if so when was this introuduced?
I was under the impression that water treatment was used when the MNs were originally built, because of the "hard" water in the south.

I believe that the TIA water treatment system was originally used and that when some of the tender were modified, the TIA system was replaced bY the BR system, which is why some locos have a yellow disc on the cabside whereas other had a yellow triangle - depending on the sytem used.

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Post by 35005CP on Tue Jun 16, 2009 11:16 pm

I thought the Triangle represented Passenger class locomotive?

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Post by 34070 Manston on Wed Jun 17, 2009 1:31 am

Admin wrote:I thought the Triangle represented Passenger class locomotive?
Both the triangle and circle refer to the type of water treatment. Click on the link then scroll down until you get to "Channel Packet" and you'll see that it has a circle on the cabside:-

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Post by 35005CP on Wed Jun 17, 2009 2:31 am

Thanks 34070 Manston - I never noticed that - I guess all the Bulleids I have seen these days have a triangle on the cabside. You learn something new every day! Smile

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Post by 35013 Blue Funnel on Sat Jul 18, 2009 1:13 am

One NE driver, I recall, brought his tea 'ready made' in an old pop bottle which he would put up on the manifold to get hot. As his fireboy you didn't get so much as a whet!! And yep! I've strained the stewed brew from the grouts when coming over the top at Roundwood - all in a days work!!! That's probably why I always drink fresh ground coffee today - can't stand the tea!

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